H.R. 3117, the Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act
The U.S. House of Representatives is passed H.R. 3117
, the Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2011, 373 to 1 (with 59 not voting). The bill was sponsored by Rep. Robert Wittman (R-VA) of the Natural Resources Committee. The bill's official definition is: "To grant the Secretary of the Interior permanent authority to authorize States to issue electronic duck stamps, and for other purposes." The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation has been supportive of this legislation, as it would make it easier for hunters to obtain a stamp and thereby fund conservation. Wittman, who is a member of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission and avid waterfowl hunter, said, "This is a small issue for many in our country, but a great step forward for the continued conservation of waterfowl, and sportsmen across the country."